MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive will host three Christmas by Candlelight services. They will be held on Dec. 2-3 at the Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall, 207 Wooten St. in Mount Olive.
“Christmas by Candlelight is a gift that the university offers to the community as a means of giving back,” said Campus Chaplain Carla Williamson. “Many families have added this event as a tradition to begin their Christmas season. It is a great way to celebrate the Advent season.”
Guests will enjoy a Christ-centered service patterned after the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, a traditional English evening service, which began in Cambridge in 1918. The service will include six scripture lessons, tracing salvation history, and each reading will be followed by a carol.
The University of Mount Olive Department of Music will perform for each service along with guest groups. The 7:30 p.m. event on Dec. 2 will include the Mount Olive Middle School fifth and sixth grade chorus. The “Warrior Avenue” Choir from Eastern Wayne High School will provide the music on Dec. 3 at 2:30 p.m. The Mount Olive First Pentecostal Holiness Church Choir will offer a message in music for the 6:30 p.m. service on Dec. 3.
The event is free, but tickets are required. For more information about the event and advanced tickets, please contact Melba Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-299-4582.